Timothy Gray has been part of the auction industry since he was 15 years old. After a brief career in the entertainment industry and near fatal car accident, he dedicated his life to buying tax lien certificates, starting only with vacant lots, and soon becoming one of the largest buyers in the Chicago area. His compassion for those on the verge of eviction is changing the industry, by offering homeowners a motivational and hopeful approach to redeeming their taxes. For those who have faced eviction when no redemption has been made, he has documented every moment, giving readers a front row seat into a shocking underground reality. While most books on the subject of tax lien investing focus only on profits that can theoretically be made, Gray takes readers on a wild ride presenting the good, bad, and unbelievable events that have unfolded during his storied career. With tales involving celebrities, drug addicts, hoarders, and sovereign citizens-this is a story filled with valuable lessons and the dark and sometimes comical life of those who faced foreclosure of their homes. One part instruction, one part sociology, and a dash of bizarre entertainment, this book is a cocktail of reality that might be too inconceivable to believe-if not for the photos to evidence the amazing and heartwarming stories.
´´Dear Sam, my life was changed the moment you were born.´´ So begins this remarkable collection of 32 intimate and compassionate letters that Dan (´´Pop´´) Gottlieb wrote to Sam, his grandson. Frank and honest, they address the same challenges we all face, each in our own way, and listening to them delivers an inspiring and emotional punch. Although the themes of the letters are universal, they draw from a highly personal well of experience. Dan Gottlieb has been paralyzed from the neck down since a nearly fatal automobile accident 25 years ago. His grandson Sam was diagnosed at 14 months old with Pervasive Developmental Disability, a severe form of autism. Dan wrote these letters with the hope that Sam would one day be able to read them and, through them, get to know his grandfather.Yet you will find no self-pity or regret in these letters. They sing with the purity of a grandfather´s love, understanding, concern, and wisdom, and cover universal life lessons: dealing with parents, coping with school, falling in love, living with disappointment, experiencing joy, and achieving personal success. Written with keen intelligence and hard-won sensitivity, these are letters that illuminate the moments a man and a boy share. Dan´s healing voice of tolerance, hope, and experience is inspiring and serves as a wonderful reminder that, regardless of our abilities and limitations, we all share in the human condition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Gottlieb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000417de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 25 years, peace officer Robert T. Christensen patrolled the streets of Kalamazoo, keenly aware every decision he made could have serious, even fatal, consequences. He learned this lesson early in his career, when a belligerent suspect beat the young rookie unconscious. Throughout his career, Christensen made a habit of reviewing his actions. What tactics had he used? What immediate circumstances prompted his decisions? Could a slight change in strategy have improved the outcome? Viewing every situation as a learning experience molded Christensen into one of Kalamazoo´s top cops. Out of the Darkness and into the Blue recounts the most significant encounters in Christensen´s career, but is more than the exciting memoirs of a veteran police officer. Christensen follows each chapter with a thorough analysis, discussing tactics, and training concepts relevant to his experiences. Along the way, Christensen tackles many of the most important topics in law enforcement today, from racial profiling and deadly force to the challenges LGBT individuals face in a predominantly heterosexual field. A fascinating exploration of one police officer´s thought processes, Out of the Darkness and into the Blue is an entertaining listen and valuable resource for anyone learning about - or serving in - the criminal justice system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Hoyt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021648de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder and mystery continue in the fourth book of the Cape Refuge series. A famous mystery writer has just moved to Cape Refuge when a teenage girl is found murdered. Sheila Caruso - ex-con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover House - is working for the writer when she discovers that a scene in one of his novels matches the crime scene. When Police Chief Cade and Blair Owens discover a second dead teenager - mirroring a murder in another of the eccentric writer´s books - Cade is drawn into a web of trickery and deceit. Evidence turns up in Cade´s own truck, and suddenly he becomes the number-one suspect. Cade tries to clear his name, but when 18-year-old Sadie Caruso disappears, tensions mount to a fever pitch. Can Cade find the real killer before Sadie winds up dead? Is the novelist a demented killer, or a hapless victim? And what does Sadie´s own mother have to do with the crimes? Secrets are uncovered while lessons are learned about the sins of the father being visited upon his children. Will the consequences of Sheila´s life be fatal, or is there redemption and mercy for her and her children? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reneé Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000412de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If Chris Cooper has a superpower, it´s the ability to make mistakes faster than anyone else. Fortunately, none have been fatal, and they can help other gym owners build happier lives. Chris brings a "big picture" perspective unmatched by anyone else in the industry. After thousands of hours spent one-on-one with gym owners, hundreds of blog posts, and more interviews than he can recall, Chris shares his best lessons in the second edition of Two-Brain Business. From Australia to Europe to North America, these are what Chris´ clients - some of the best gyms in the world - are doing right. This is the follow-up to Two-Brain Business, one of the most popular fitness business books of all time. But its content is all new, with fresh stories, smart ideas, and proven tactics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082309de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Night to Remember is the true story based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The Titanic, a luxury passenger liner travelling from Southampton UK to New York City US, sank on April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. The story follows the events that led up to the fatal collision with an iceberg and the resulting tragedy that came after. Using interviews from actual survivors, A Night to Remember shines a light on those who gave their lives for others, those who fought for survival, and those who sat helpless on lifeboats while others remained trapped below decks while the ship sank. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, discussion questions and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
Out and proud Andrea Slade carries around doubts soul deep, and her family and job have taught her hard lessons about love. When she meets Eva Lange and starts working with the beautiful, curvy woman, she wants things to be different. Although, she settles for being her friend and boss. As time passes, Andrea finds it´s not an ideal situation, but she tricks herself into thinking that it´s for the best. That is until the sexy, femme fatale shows up in her office one day in a figure-hugging outfit with plans for seduction. Full-figured Eva is in touch with her body and embraces the curves, but part of her looks at successful and gorgeous Andrea and decides friends is better than a failed love affair with the somewhat jaded and commitment-phobic divorce attorney. That is, until she decides to take what she wants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046666de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Baron de Graff and his wife Dorabella lived in a beautiful castle in Scotland. The Baron de Graff and Dorabella were deeply in love, and it showed at the lavish parties that were held in their ballroom. The Baron was a jealous husband, and if any man should lay eyes on Dorabella in a way that made the Baron uncomfortable, he would be brought down to the dungeon and punished. If that didn´t teach him a lesson, he would be put on the chopping block - thus losing his head. But the Baron´s jealously was about to come to a head; the Baroness had all she could take. She took a liking to one of her groundskeepers. That would be a fatal mistake for the Baroness and the groundskeeper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Adashefski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002433de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Falling in love isn´t a crime - but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly. Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov - a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees - a bit of danger is within Carter´s grasp. Behind her father´s back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be? Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring. Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years - he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move. He´s a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark. As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something´s not right. When she´s lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir´s right hand man, to rescue her - without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she´ll never forget. When Carter realizes she´s in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal. But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir´s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065483de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crotchety, 70-something Julia Clancy of High Hope Farm feels a little wobbly one August morning. With stables to clean and riding lessons to give, the stoic New Englander ignores her symptoms - and ends up in the ER with a heart attack. Even then, she´s insisting it´s indigestion; even then, her sharp eyes don´t miss a thing. And a glimpse of something highly unusual will entangle Julia Clancy in the baffling murder of a hospital VIP. The police soon have suspects galore and no hard evidence. But Julia tells her niece Sarah Deane what she saw...and what she fears: that the killer will get her next. Now amateur sleuth Sarah needs to make her own diagnosis of Julia´s revelation and sew up the case before the star witness gets a fatal visit from Dr. Death.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Thurmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008123de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.